San Antonio's Housing Equity Crisis Traced to Planning Roots
"While homeownership is a proven way to build wealth and economic opportunity, low-income families have been sectioned off through lending practices such as redlining and city planning rules," writes Iris Dimmick. "Consequently, they have been kept away from wealthier neighborhoods with better schools, infrastructure, food options, and health care systems."
"While house prices and rents have increased throughout the San Antonio area, incomes haven’t kept pace, giving those living in poverty fewer housing options."
The big feature article, which includes numerous anecdotes and detailed accounting of San Antonio's history of redlining and exclusionary zoning, is part of a series called Disconnected.